Missouri Congressional Members Respond to Attack in Afghanistan Killing 12 U.S. Soldiers

Missouri’s Congressional delegation is sounding off about at least 72 people, including 12 U.S. soldiers, getting killed Thursday in a bombing and gun attack in Afghanistan.

News reports say ISIS attacked the Kabul (kaw-bull) airport while U.S. soldiers have been evacuating roughly 75-thousand Americans and Afghan allies from the country. President Biden ordered the withdrawal of troops before Americans and allies were evacuated from the country.

Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says, “What we are seeing is the result of a poor plan poorly executed.” Congressman Sam Graves, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Tarkio, says the fallen heroes never should have been put in this position in the first place. Kansas City-area Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver says to see this reprehensible attack in Kabul take the lives of several American service members and innocent Afghans is heartbreaking.